On 21 December 2015, William George Peberdy died aged 95.
Bill Peberdy qualified from Leeds University in 1942 and served as an admiralty pharmacist from 1942 to 1947. After spending a year as a manufacturing manager with Cupal in Blackburn, he opened a pharmacy in Leeds which he then sold in 1949. Following a period as a locum, he joined Parke-Davis in 1952 as a representative and later became district sales manager in northern England.
He was well known in Leeds as a keen private pilot and flying instructor. He retired to Scarborough in 1983.